Hard low passes

Discussion in 'Soccer Boots' started by hambone, Nov 4, 2003.

  1. hambone

    hambone New Member

    Apr 23, 2002
    Hard low and accurate passes are everyone's favorite type. At least I think. What is the farthest you can hit a hard low pass with accuracy?

    How do you make sure your hard lace hits stay on the ground. (you can't always have your head down when you pass)

    What are some good drills to do to improve passing accuracy and ensuring one touch passes stay down on a bumpy field.
  2. bostonsoccermdl

    bostonsoccermdl Moderator
    Staff Member

    Apr 3, 2002
    Denver, CO
    What I do, I learned myslef by watching the pros on TV (so take it for what it is worth) is divide the ball in 1/2 (top and bottom) and when you hit it hit the UPPER half of the ball. This keeps the ball on teh ground with topspin..

    Note: there is a trade off with power though. The higher on the ball you hit, the harder it goes into the gound losing more power on teh pass... The key is to find where you hit it for a nice balance..

    Also, as you hit the ball try making contact with eh ball as your foot is ALREADY rising.. so you hit across the back of the ball still creating topspin.
  3. Fiero20

    Fiero20 Member

    Aug 3, 2002
    Gillette Stadium
    Fulham FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    you can hit low hard passes pretty far.

    you can hit it different ways, inside of the foot or laces.

    for the inside of the foot, you can strike it in the middle of the ball, with the path of your kicking foot raising, putting top spin on the ball. you can also swing your foot (for a right footed pass) from the outside in (towards your left) slicing through the ball. this is primarily used to keep it low, not hard.

    for laces, just keep your kicking knee over the ball. simple as that. laces are great for defenders who switch the ball across the back from outside back to outside back.
    i hit my lace passes differently from most people because i put an outside spin on them. i do it by sweeping across the ball right to left (again, right footed). this usually doesnt go more than 1-2 ft off the ground.

    when it comes to a bumpy field, the only practice you can really do is pray ;)

    hope i answered your question clearly enough.

    play on!
  4. bostonsoccermdl

    bostonsoccermdl Moderator
    Staff Member

    Apr 3, 2002
    Denver, CO
    also, I forgot to mention if you want to one time a pass as you recieve it the method I described is good. B/c hitting the upper 1/2 of the ball distributes the force somewhat into the ground, you can absorb a hard or sloppy pass and pass it on with lessenning the pace...

    you must learn where to hit it to guage the distance the ball will travel though..

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